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« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2012 10:06:39 PM »

please don't start your work with an apology... that is beautiful, and needs no qualifacation.
just lovely...
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« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2012 10:32:00 PM »

This is fantastic! I have a friend whose house this would look amazing in, but you are right - shipping would probably be outrageous. I hope you find someone local to give it to, it deserves to be enjoyed!

I have yet to try glass etching - it intimidates the heck out of me! Since yours started out so nice, do you have any suggestions on how to start?
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« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2012 07:23:30 AM »


I have yet to try glass etching - it intimidates the heck out of me! Since yours started out so nice, do you have any suggestions on how to start?
My first etchings were done (over 2 years ago) with paint instead of contact paper and I basically just followed Onyxnox's tutorial including her tips. Big thing that I was super worried about: make sure all of what you don't want etched is covered, even the parts far away from where you are etching because when you rinse it off you stand a chance of creating a kind of halo. Also, the first time I used contact paper some of the spots weren't completely flush with the mirror and spots got under and totally ruined the image. Another reason I was afraid of the contact paper method was because the first time I was a little too hard on my knife and ended up cracking the glass a little. Those 2 things are probably why this stayed on the "to-do list" so long. But I got over it and I'm really glad I did. Also, etching cream is a little expensive so either make sure it's something you want to do or get a coupon before you buy or BOTH! I've been using the same jar for the past 2 years and it's still very full. I read somewhere some lady saves the cream when she's done etching with it and the jar has lasted her like 10 years.

aheartofglass, I don't see an apology. Is that how I came across? I think I may have been going for timid, not apologetic.
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« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2012 07:31:08 AM »

It's a great piece, I agree with the bikini idea if you can't just hang it up all natural. You could just cut out a piece of contact paper and stick it on there, then you could pull it off when he's old enough to not care!
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« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2012 07:18:15 PM »

Just FYI, I gifted this to my sister for her birthday. I've had her in mind the entire time I've been even thinking about this and when I offered it to an auction but they graciously declined it, I asked myself why I was trying to think of what to do with it when I knew all along it was going to Jenny. Dur. She loved it. It surprised her so much. I'm glad I made her happy with it.
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« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2012 02:49:29 AM »

Im so glad that it has gone to someone who loves it!
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« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2012 01:55:39 AM »

jexxican - sorry that I didn't thank you earlier for your words of wisdom on trying glass etching! I know that I want to try it at one point and will definitely come back to this for your tips and link to the tutorial when I do!

And, I am glad that you gave it to someone who loves it!
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« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2014 09:33:42 AM »

Gorgeous!  I'd hang it in my bathroom, even if son goes in there, just answer questions honestly and simply. Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2014 11:51:37 AM »

Sevs, that is what I'm learning you have to do sometimes. My son is now 7 and man, the things he says and asks... If you lie about things now or refuse to answer the questions then when they are old enough to be asking they will go to someone else. Thanks for the compliment!
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